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Free Schools

Education written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education which free schools have (a) opened and (b) been approved to open in each (i) region, (ii) local authority and (iii) parliamentary constituency.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The first 24 mainstream Free Schools opened in September 2011. The names and locations of these schools are shown by region in the following table. At this stage no other schools have been approved to open in 2012 or beyond.

Region School name Local authority Constituency
East Midlands Krishna-Avanti Primary School Leicester City Leicester East
East of England Moorlands Free School Luton Luton North
East of England Free School Norwich Norfolk Norwich South
East of England Stour Valley Community School Suffolk South Suffolk
London Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School Barnet Hendon
London St Luke's Church of England Primary School Camden Hampstead and Kilburn
London Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy Enfield Edmonton
London ARK Conway Academy Hammersmith and Fulham Hammersmith
London West London Free School Hammersmith and Fulham Hammersmith
London Eden Primary School Haringey Hornsey & Wood Green
London Aldborough E-ACT Free School Redbridge Ilford South
London Canary Wharf College Tower Hamlets Poplar and Limehouse
London ARK Atwood Academy Westminster Westminster North
North West Sandbach School Cheshire East Congleton
North West Maharishi School Lancashire West Lancashire
South East All Saints Junior School Reading Reading West
South East Langley Hall Primary Academy Slough Slough
South East Discovery New School West Sussex Crawley
South West Bristol Free School Bristol Bristol North West
West Midlands Nishkam Free School Birmingham Birmingham Perry Barr
West Midlands Priors Free School Warwickshire Kenilworth and Southam
Yorkshire and Humber Bradford Science Academy Bradford Bradford South
Yorkshire and Humber Rainbow Free School Bradford Bradford West
Yorkshire and Humber Batley Grammar School Kirklees Batley and Spen

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